Paper: A Small-Vocabulary Shared Task for Medical Speech Translation

ACL ID W08-1511
Title A Small-Vocabulary Shared Task for Medical Speech Translation
Venue Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon
Session
Year 2008
Authors

We outline a possible small-vocabulary shared task for the emerging medical speech translation community. Data would consist of about 2000 recorded and tran- scribed utterances collected during an eval- uation of an English ↔ Spanish version of the Open Source MedSLT system; the vocabulary covered consisted of about 450 words in English, and 250 in Spanish. The key problem in defining the task is to agree on a scoring system which is acceptable both to medical professionals and to the speech and language community. We sug- gest a framework for defining and admin- istering a scoring system of this kind.